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nothing to do. with spying on the new european nations or angered after finding out america's secret surveillance program was monitoring them to the n.s.a. defends itself by saying it was preventing terrorism. riot police lash out to protest is in turkey yes again after the prime minister orders an end to the unrest within twenty four hours that is the fifth person is confirmed to have died in hospital. and a mass media strike is underway in greece where unions are protesting the shutdown of the state broadcaster as part of a cost cutting program. and
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i welcome it's good to have you company this evening or watching with me andrew farmer. but we'll start with some breaking news this hour because there's been a huge explosion at a chemical plant in the southern u.s. town of guys mark which is about one hundred kilometers from new orleans the blast was followed by a massive fire a mass evacuation so far we know seven people have been killed and thirty five have reportedly been injured but authorities fear more casualties locals have been advised to keep the windows in their homes shut this comes less than two months after a similar incident in texas where an explosion and a fire at a fertilizer plant killed fifteen people almost two hundred more were injured the explosion also left one hundred fifty buildings destroyed or damaged the plant in the city of waco reportedly hadn't been inspected for almost three decades and had been violating safety regulations authorities have launched
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a criminal investigation however because as yet unknown and bring you more updates on the blast in louisiana as we get them. the man america's secret global surveillance program revealed by cia whistleblower edward snowden has left many european states rattled after they became aware they were being spied on too among the most watched nation is germany a fact that chancellor angela merkel could bring up when president obama visits berlin next week a german member of the european parliament said this surveillance reminds him of the infamous stars the secret police in east germany his colleague from neighboring austria was appalled accusing washington of doing whatever it wants and italy's privacy chief also expressed concern which he said would be illegal in his country and an egyptian freedom activists was shocked at how much his country was targeted . well the european commission however has been aware of america's surveillance
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program for years and even attempted to come up with a war to protect data that was abandoned reportedly after law being by washington. a spokesperson for the european commissioner for justice says e.u. lawmakers must do more to protect their citizens there are two tracks we're working on to enforce data protection within the european union the one track is our negotiation for an e.u. us data protection agreement with which we've been working with the americans now for two years and where this issue of access requests to data of european citizens has been evolved constantly for the past two years the second issue is the proposed you data protection reform that applies to the european union which was give us the right rules for the digital age because today's lar dates back to pretty internet times in one thousand five the current law on the table beefs up the protections for citizens in their opinion because it makes clear for the very first time that
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also u.s. companies will have to play by the european rules if they want to offer their services to european consumers and their prism scandal shows very well why data protection is not a luxury but it's a necessity and it's high time that we move up a gear that member states move up a gear in order to agree what on what has been on the table now since eighteen months. following edward snowden's disclosures online users became acutely aware of just exactly how closely they are being watched and that sparked a search for ways to get around the system and keep their web surfing private. reports. america's national security elektra onyx or rail as program known as prison has no doubt ignited global outrage however the pervasive top secret spying system approved and allowed by the obama administration also appears to be motivating journalists and average internet users to immigrate over to the deep web
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where the national security agency's almighty virtual reach purports to be powerless whether users can break out of prison by opting out of apple's safari and skype and switching over to alternative proprietary software that's anonymous not indexed and leaves no cyber footprint even president obama's indefinite war on whistleblowers and the justice department's recent a.p. and fox news scandals experts say that now is the time for journalists most importantly to learn how to scramble their phones and dive into the n.s.a. free deep web and then from there to the regular and. where you're coming from. and everything you're doing. with. the road is being encrypted. it really should be thinking this way now is. how we can first and
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foremost. the electronic frontier foundation has published an online guide indicating a significant amount of ways in which people can opt out of prison the f.f.a. is also one of eighty six organizations that are demanding for legislators to move to curtail the. and i say these programs now civil rights advocates are encouraging individuals to join a call by signing off stop watching dot us as of wednesday evening that website had garnered sixty four thousand signatures reporting from new york marina r.t. and do you remember all the latest updates on the n.s.a. scandal along with international reaction and analysis are available for you on our website at our call. a
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man who had been on life support for days after reportedly being hit in the head by a police gas canister has become the fifth fatality of the crackdown on public protests in turkey on wednesday the country's prime minister set a twenty four hour deadline for an end to the demonstrations in the stumble in the capital in the coming hours and he has this report. actually have seen the largest number of crackdowns than any other city in turkey for the past two weeks or wednesday it was kind of the repetition of what happened before was the real people have diverged from a group of protesters who were there initially and weird off towards the u.s. embassy where police have used tear gas and rubber bullets against them to squash the momentum of the protests that has been happening on cross obviously this is the capital that's where the seat of the government is though does look like this is the main cause for the police brutality that we're seeing there people from all walks of life having to have been arrested or somehow receive representation for their participation in the protests which aired along said will have to be over
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within twenty four hours at this point the protesters have to pack up their tents and abandon gezi park they were offered to carry out a referendum but of course the people out on the street said that is a joke that one kind of referendum could possibly talk about we have already made it clear that we want the park to stay and they want to go. along said during the meeting with representatives of the protest movement although. even within the people out in the park or there's an increasing feeling that the people who are actually meeting with their no one don't really represent them like the people who haven't really been camping out there for weeks there seem to be some sort of dialogue which obviously seems to have led nowhere several lawyers have been arrested for protesting the brutal police crackdown on tuesday which have been in istanbul force they're. going to the streets and protesting those arrests as well saying that this is no kind of democracy where people can be arrested just for supporting a cause and to go even further than that we have to remember that there are several
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channels in turkey which have been fined for showing the brutal police crackdown on taksim square on tuesday so this again goes ties in with one of the major grievances the protesters have with their two on and that is his suppression of free speech and a real crackdown on the on various media outlets in the country but it doesn't seem like it's going to end anytime soon the protesters that we have spoken to insist that they will stay here until their demands are met and iran obviously doesn't seem like he's going to budge down so we're in for some rather tense situation here in turkey. well it is one of the protesters and she told us the brutal action of the police and the government's demands leave no room for compromise i don't see it and all of a sudden twenty four hours just because prime minister was willing so he has been actually talking about this for the past two weeks and none of the protesters none of the original part that's it from gaza park has left the park i think it's all
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asked to do with the police for the past two weeks once the police were to get from jackson square there was no violence it was very peaceful it was very cheerful and in fact the park itself almost like a sieve feeling to it but as soon as the police was back let's came back to the part came back to the area around the park i don't think the government is taking it seriously and so i go out is blaming everything that's been happening in terms of the protesters type of economy getting affected by the fact that for some sectors getting back to us and the fact that a truck is getting a bad effect by the protesters and he is just always possible figure for all of this. and i'm just really afraid that none of the compromise or any other kind of mice is going to be on the table anytime soon but as you've been hearing took place have been raining tear gas down on the protesters and they have got a plentiful supply with imports of the chemicals having increased fifty fold over the past decade auntie's party boyko looks at the possible long term effects of
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these so-called non-lethal gases. and all too familiar sight for many europeans and your stereotype protests in greece spain. and germany. gay marriage demonstrations in france and now antigovernment protests in turkey whatever the occasion these european governments tear gas is the answer tear gas was invented in part to shut people up in thinking about you know this is where where communication meets politics we're talking about a technology a weapon that actually inhibits people from being able to speak that enters into the throat that enters into the lungs that forces people to kind of disperse so it is actually a technology that is the complete opposite of what freedom of assembly and freedom of speech look like vision of a convention perhaps it's the use of tear gas in international war and yet it's
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perfectly legal to use against civilian populations the problem with all of these agents is there talk system in the long term effects are worked out primarily on sort of if you like prime age i don't. and we know very well that the p.c.'s there's other gases affects differentially people all people who are pregnant people who are sick and children the past eighty years have seen reports of lost eyes cranial damage and even deaths as a result of tear gas canisters it's still somehow legal somehow ok for companies manufacturing tear gas to call themselves non-lethal meanwhile the canisters come with labels on them that say this is deadly this could be deadly and that how is that even ok you see the tear gas being used increasingly being extensively particularly because of the intense civil unrest which is developing across europe of the result of the economic crises you see if you greece and see it in spades and
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. it's not just what's been happening in turkey and the. weapons which are inevitably the weapons of. a regime which is attempting to suppress the. protests of people behind these gates is where it all began at the porton down military research base in england's rural will show c.s. gas was developed and tested is secretly in the one nine hundred fifty s. since then it's become a profitable industry sold to police forces the world over in the form of tear gas and pepper spray in the past four years britain has sold almost as much tear gas to europe as it has to the middle east so it's a weapon system manufactured by number of companies or companies it's obviously extremely profitable to be to be selling the more civil unrest the more shoes the
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more the selling americans the more money that make america what we would say is our mysteries that profit must never ever ever come before human rights so what we really need is governments to ensure that when the last thing the stuff by all stopping distances of any two gas supplies are ready to swear there is a clear risk as in the case currently in turkey that goes back to. the suppression of if human rights westminster is currently reviewing the export licenses to turkey in light of the istanbul disturbances but for those worried about it seen creasing use c.s. gas is merely a symptom of more fundamental issues surrounding democracy in europe why are there so many people dissenting right now why is it that we've had such a breakdown in supposedly democratic countries that we can no longer have any kind of mediation or dialogue with their population what kinds of failures of representative government are we seen that that where we go is should we poison them with tear gas or should we what take out machine guns and tanks against them
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what hap. all the other range of things that exist you know between having a conversation and poisoning a population. london. you are watching and coming up shortly greek state t.v. plugged back in the union's walkout in tests at the closure of the state broadcaster as a european media company keeps the signal alive by satellite and is a right means prepared to let down next president on friday we examine our rights which pits the need for reform against a strict there instead tradition that on more after a short break. we
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dog's comb. welcome back more return to our developing top story there has been a huge explosion at a chemical plant in the southern u.s. town of guys mar which is about one hundred kilometers from new orleans the blast followed by a massive fire a mass evacuation conflicting reports are coming in on fatalities with some saying that up to seven have been killed and thirty five have been injured locals have been advised to keep their windows in their homes shut and this comes less than two months after a similar incident in texas where an explosion and fire at a fertilizer plant then killed fifteen people almost two hundred more were injured the explosion also left one hundred fifty buildings destroyed or damaged the plant
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in the city of waco reportedly hadn't been inspected for almost three decades and had been violating safety regulations authorities have launched a criminal investigation however the cause is yet unknown we will bring you more updates on the latest blast in louisiana as we get them. mass protests are taking place in after the government pull state t.v. and radio off air as part of its cost cutting drive leaving more than two and a half thousand people without jobs maybe unions launched a twenty four astra which has been joined by various members of the greek media greek state t.v. went live again today after broadcasters across europe stepped in to try and r.t. on air in geneva based european broadcast news to the thing from a studio in thessaloniki and we transmitted it back to greek homes over a satellite and meanwhile mass rallies are taking place in a number of greek cities purging of the party triggered
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a revolt in the reading coalition with the prime minister's allies yury as they weren't consulted george cut through gloss a professor of constitutional law believes the authorities are trying to distract the public in the real problems. the majority of the. decision of going to remove soon as a blow to democracy of course to the. shores of new for our society in my opinion it's a clear act of very very soon the government. of. tried. to do to distract the political appearance run towards another goal as you know we are living now in a very dire economic situation so it's good government really good for its inability to control the situation. to act like about you know decisions that even
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its allies that we have to other part of the political coalition are disapproving. elsewhere iran is getting ready to elect a brand new president six candidates are in the running with the first round of voting this friday the main divide is between hard line conservative loyalists and reform is an option or examines what is at stake. hours away from presidential elections stick around looks like it's usually done busy busy people have a traffic it's barely noticeable but iran is at a special moment in history you will not see many benner as a posters in iran ahead of the country's eleventh presidential vote but that's not because the awful beaten the way people vote in the run is significantly different from what western people used to experience. if people see a campaign poster do start thinking they spend lots of money on that where does it all come from and they will draw the conclusion that someone
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a bank or an organization funds to candidates and that means when a candidate takes power feel will have to give back the money he will owe them and with such strings attached he'll be never free people will never vote for a politician like that one. but the reason we for candidates to run most cost grassroots space going to change with people handing out flyers advertising different political problem sad that some voices to complain they face obstacles which in a larger public intellectual peoples who have the right to access to internet with things more than two million people learn no using the internet so. it is much easier to communicate with. but the people in more rural areas we need more more trying to get through them this is the. weak point. this year for the first time ever iran had live t.v.
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debates between candidates for months to face some internal and external criticism but the dissidents maintain that despite the need for iran you know it's still better to give it a try it's the rather than has the name debate we're told is the presidential legs above from thirty years ago three decades so you know we had you know monarchy and you saw its. all new so we are learning and trying to. make better and better every year iran is one of the people islamic states in the world full of in a muslim dominated traditional guidelines is also essential to the meaning hearts and minds of the voters to his jaw up a candidate who cannot go against their religious or cultural tradition who cannot change the way women where he jobs and asked for taboos on foreign policy issues you cannot come out and say iran will become a friend of the us or israel mohammad says these restrictions are aimed at
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protecting the national character of the elections and have to do with considerable pressure from outside the country you cannot go against values even democratic countries can do that but perhaps if we weren't under so much pressure from foreign countries that only want to change the government of iran our campaign would be different if you had but not all agree to heart of five of the politicians become more and more dismissed from people within the gap is widening wider and who election is not more and more like an important this is why i will not be the protests that followed to two thousand and nine elections is too fresh in the memory of many iranians during the unrest between thirty and seventy people were killed hundreds others injured thousands arrested after people states trailways calling into question asked me just victory with a majority of sixty percent may think less people will go to the polls this year as they fear violence but the number of those who is to consider the election a positive development is just as significant as the army mission he knows law
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mixtape not saudi arabia nor could they ever have elections like we have in those countries it's more like someone has appointed them to a post to the outside to the actions in iran may seem unusual a different medical from what's come to be the norm in the west but if you look closely you can see a picture that is familiar in many countries that public divide is in who they want to offend and. forced to make a tough decision. made for national team to iran iran. a quick look at other news now somewhere around ninety three thousand people more than seventeen hundred children among them have been killed since the beginning of the civil war in syria that's the united nations estimates both its reports reported mit's the real figure could be higher than earlier u.n. study described the level of killing as unbearable and suggested both sides use children as a means of warfare. the french railway system has been crippled by
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a workers' strike up to seventy percent of train services are expected to be cancelled until friday the strike was triggered by plans to reorganize the state owned train operators which protesters fear would lead to job cuts this just a day after air traffic controllers walked down leaving thousands of flights grounded artie's katie pill being tallied up the financial damage. for the holiday industry these strikes are nothing short of a nightmare the europe which is in the middle of a financial crisis right now it is a paid money making season and a chance to billions of euros from terrorism these strikes coincide with e.u. commissioner for transportation calling for a faster cost cutting plans as inefficient says in europe's space are said to cost airlines and customers five billion euros annually than all those of flights had been delayed or canceled as a result of the backlash to new air traffic control rules and all passengers will be expecting their hard earned cash back so i asked an aviation expert who is the
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most affected is certainly passengers still suffer a lot. like you receive any direct compensation from the airlines because consolations are more to do to a fault of airlines a subject of the fault of profit controllers and saw airlines will not have to compensate. them. which are prescribed by the law at best what they will receive is commendation on later flights and an estimation of the personal cost of the passengers who have to see them for two straight days at the airport some of them build weight at whole mess some of them will be booked immediately or some of them will wait for for a week maybe that is very hard to calculate and another big loser of course is going to be airlines and airlines takes three million about this situation because they are losing directly revenues so during those days that airlines are not going
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to be operating on the rescheduling air passengers for later time so despite the air traffic controllers strike coming to an end the economic impacts that to continue so is the peak of the summer begins so does the chaos. now i'm back in half an hour because the report is next it's a. secret lumber tour curbeam was able to build a new its most sophisticated robots which will unfortunately doesn't give a dollar amount anything mission to teach music creation why it should care about humans and. this is why you should care only.
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more news today violence is once again flared up. these are the images kobold has been seeing from the streets of canada. trying to cope ration to the day.
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